Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia.AP Photo/Michael LaughlinMTG floated a Senate bid after Gov.
Kemp refuted Trump’s claims of a “stolen” election, per the AJC.Rep.
Greene argued that Gov.
Kemp should instead have criticized Trump’s Georgia indictment.Greene also threw out the possibility of being tapped to become Trump’s VP running rate.Rep.
Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on Tuesday floated a potential 2026 Senate campaign after Gov.
Brian Kemp forcefully pushed back against former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election claims, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Greene, incensed over Trump’s 13-count indictment by a Fulton County grand jury, said that Kemp, a fellow Republican and a rumored Senate candidate in 2026, should have come to the former president’s defense over the election-related charges that he faces in Georgia instead of focusing his remarks on 2020.”His message should have been against this, not arguing with President Trump about the election and making it about his own ego and pride over Georgia’s election,” she told the newspaper.
“That’s a bad statement, and I was very upset over it.”In her remarks, Greene was referring to Kemp’s Tuesday morning tweet, where the governor responded to a post that Trump wrote on the Truth Social platform yesterday morning claiming that the 2020 election being “rigged.”Greene then floated a potential 2026 Senate run, when Democratic Sen.
Jon Ossoff will be up for reelection and Kemp, a rumored candidate, will be in the final stretch of his second gubernatorial term.
And she also brought up the possibility of being Trump’s vice president should the ex-president win the GOP primary and 2024 general election.”I haven’t made up my mind whether I will do that or not,” she said in response to a question of whether she might compete against Kemp in a GOP primary.
“I have a lot of things to think about.
Am I going to be a part of President Trump’s Cabinet if he wins?
Is it possible that I’ll be VP?”Kemp, who repeatedly rejected Trump’s push to overturn now-President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in Georgia, has long sought to affirm the integrity of the vote count in the state.
After decades of GOP dominance on the presidential level, Georgia backed Biden by roughly 12,000 votes out of 5 million ballots cast.”The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen,” Kemp wrote.
“For nearly three years now, anyone with evidence of fraud has failed to come forward — under oath — and prove anything in a court of law.
Our elections in Georgia are secure, accessible, and fair and will continue to be as long as I am governor.
The future of our country is at stake in 2024 and that must be our focus.”Greene also told the AJC that running on a presidential ticket with Trump would be “an honor.”The congresswoman had previously waved off speculation that she was angling to be Trump’s No.
2.During a March rally in Waco, Texas, Trump said that he’d “fight like hell” for Greene if she decided to run for the Senate.”People don’t realize how brilliant she is.
She’s a badass,” the former president added.Read the original article on Business Insider View comments